Darren L. Zagarola, CFP®, CPA, PFS


A certified financial planner, certified public accountant and personal financial specialist, Darren has more than 20 years of experience in the financial advisory world.  Read More

Howard Hook, CFP®, CPA


A certified financial planner and certified public accountant, Howard has been providing financial planning, tax planning and investment advisory services since 1989. His fee-only approach to comprehensive financial planning provides clients with confidence that his services and recommendations are in their best interests and free from conflicts.  Read More

Howard Milove, CPA, PFS


A certified public accountant and personal financial specialist, Howard has extensive experience in the fields of financial planning, retirement planning and portfolio management. He works with a diverse client base, tailoring financial plans to their unique situations and thinking creatively to solve their problems. Read More

Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®

The Founder and Principal of EKS Associates, Elly began her financial planning practice in 1983, following several years of experience in the business and accounting fields. She has received professional recognition for her work over the years. Read More

Linda Jesseman

Client Relationship Manager

Linda Jesseman has been responsible for client support, account administration and communications at EKS Associates since 2002. Known for her personalized and dependable service, she is a trusted liaison for the firm’s clients, financial advisors and brokerage firm contacts. Linda is chiefly responsible for administering client accounts, ensuring all activity and record-keeping is handled efficiently, accurately and confidentially. Working closely with the financial planners, Linda ensures clients receive timely communications and customized reports about their financial plans and investment accounts. Prior to EKS Associates, Linda spent 18 years as a client service and project manager for a major U.S. telecommunications company.

Celeste Csordos

Client Support Team

Celeste Csordos has provided support to the firm’s clients since 2008. She is responsible for gathering and organizing information that is critical for client planning and update meetings. Therefore, clients most often hear from Celeste when it is time to update their information or when she’s covering the phones. Celeste enjoys the family-like atmosphere of EKS Associates, as well as the great client relationships.